Watertown City Council to consider SAFER Grant at Tuesday meeting

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Watertown City Council will meet Tuesday and they could kick off a process aimed at adding staff to the fire department.

Lawmakers will vote on applying for the SAFER Grant; federal dollars that cover 100% of the salaries and benefits of newly added firefighters for three years.

At the first council meeting of the year, Watertown’s Fire Chief recommended the city apply for the grant to bring on four, five, or seven new staff members.

The trio of Lisa Ruggiero, Cliff Olney, and Patrick Hickey supported the chief’s idea then, and would have the votes needed to approve the application this Tuesday.

Copyright 2022 WWNY. All rights reserved.

Next Post

Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Create New Account!

Fill the forms below to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.